Father Clark to deliver the first Bishop’s Lecture

Date | Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Time | 7 pm
Location | All Saints School, Norwalk
Lecturer | Reverend Michael Clark, Rector of Sacred Heart Oratory
Topic | Rooted in Light: Gothic Architecture and the Transformation of Culture

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The mission of the Bishop’s Lecture Series is to provide opportunities for compelling adult faith formation regarding catechetical, theological or pastoral issues of contemporary importance. Each year four such lectures will be given in various regions of the Diocese. After an initial period of prayer, the lecturer will present the talk that will be 45 minutes in length. After a short break, there will be a 30 minute period of conversation and dialogue with participants. The evening will begin and end with light refreshments.


Father Clark is the founding Rector of the Georgetown Oratory and the Guild of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus instituted on March 25, 2022 by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Father Clark is passionate about evangelization, particularly working with young people and young adults to provide an authentic experience of the Risen Lord. The Guild of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus exists to promote and foster Beauty in the Sacred Arts in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Father Clark was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in October 2019, at St. Thomas More Church in Darien. Prior to ordination, Father Clark studied at Cambridge University, graduating with a master’s in theology and law in 2005. He studied for and was called to the bar in 2008 and practiced law as a barrister for five years. At the same time he was singing professionally at Exeter Cathedral and later moved to Buckfast
Abbey as director of music, establishing a new professional choir of men and women from scratch. In 2012, Father Clark entered seminary to study philosophy and theology. He received an S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2016 and studied at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute.